Working quickly in trying to revamp and update this website, I have added a slideshow taken
of the yard and garden efforts as of June 2008, but it does not begin to tell the story of the work we have put into the yard
and garden since we bought the old place and moved in Nov 2002.
Over time, I will find and upload some of the photos that have been lost on this website (red
x's) and recover the photos to text sequencing.
By summer's end 2008, the yard is looking quite differently. This year we added six raised
container bed vegetable garden areas. In my fight to harvest the vegetables before the slugs ate them, my husband came
up with what I think is a clever 'slug gutter' method to try to combat the slugs. When I say combat, I mean it, because
in this wet and rainy Pacific Northwest, slugs are plentiful and abound everywhere.